Rudolph the Retro Reindeer Apron
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Rudolph the Retro Reindeer Apron

Go retro this Christmas with a blast from the holly jolly cinema past! Capture the magic of everyone’s favorite reindeer tale on this hostess apron with Tulip® Fashion Glitter® and Tulip® 3D Fashion Paint™.

Designed by Cheryl Ball, courtesy of iLoveToCreate®

Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Tulip® Fashion Glitter Bond™
  • Grosgrain Ribbon ( 1½” wide fuchsia, 3 yards)
  • Scissors
  • Self-adhesive Shelf Paper
  • Permanent Felt Pen
  • Scratch Paper
  • Sewing Machine with Matching Thread
  • Measuring Tape
  • Foil
  • Sewing Pins
  • Low-Tack Masking Tape
  • Stiff Brush
 

Project Instructions

Use scissors to cut across red and white shirts, just under sleeves.
 

Cut red shirt along one side seam, determine width of apron then cut off excess.
 

Cut white shirt on side seam, measure and cut to fit on front as shown.
 

Use sewing machine to sew along side seams on both pieces.
 

Layer pieces together and pin along top edge to secure.
 

Cut a two-yard length from ribbon then cut another piece 17-inches long.
 

Find center of long ribbon and place a pin.
 

Find center of apron then pin ribbon in place.
 

Measure out 8-inches from each side a place a pin.
 

Equally pleat and pin top edge of apron to fit within pins.
 

Center shorter section of ribbon to backside of apron, fold ends of shorter ribbon under at back then pin in place, sandwiching apron between ribbon strands.
 

Sew along edges of ribbon on all four sides, creating waistband with long ties.
 

To create stencil, place a piece of shelf paper slightly larger than design shiny side up over pattern, then use felt pen to trace over design.
 

Carefully cut out inside of designs, leaving edges intact.
 

Place apron flat on work surface and slip scratch paper under white fabric.
 

Carefully remove paper backing from deer stencil then press into place where shown.
 

Run a fingernail along inside cut edges to prevent paint seepage.
 

Squeeze a puddle of Glitter Bond onto foil.
 

Use flat end of wedge sponge to apply an even coating within stencil.
 

Immediately pour Apple Red Glitter over glue then use fingers to lightly press glitter into glue.
 

Let sit for about a minute then lift apron and pour excess glitter onto scratch paper to be reused.
 

Carefully peel off stencil. Let dry.
 

Cut out tree stencil, press in place where shown then add Green glitter.
 

Pounce off excess and remove stencil.
 

Use sponge to pounce glue under trees and around deer as shown.
 

Sprinkle on Silver Glitter then shake off excess.
 

Use masking tape to tape off a 1-inch strip along lower edge on red apron.
 

Working in short sections at a time, pounce on glue then add Pink Glitter.
 

Complete strip then pounce off excess glitter and remove tape. Let dry.
 

Start flow of White Slick 3D Fashion Paint on paper towel, using an even pressure on bottle for a smooth line.
 

Create several snowflakes where shown then sprinkle on Red and Pink glitter.
 

Let thoroughly dry then pounce off excess.
 

After everything is thoroughly dry use a stiff brush to brush off all excess glitter.
 

Note: Click on "download pattern" button on bottom right for project pattern.
 

MATERIALS CHECKLIST:
Tulip® Fashion Glitter™ (Apple Red Jewel, Emerald Fine Jewel, Silver Fine Jewel, Pink Fine Jewel)
Tulip® Fashion Glitter Bond™
Tulip® 3D Fashion Paint™
T-shirts (2, XL, white and red)
Grosgrain Ribbon ( 1½” wide fuchsia, 3 yards)
Scissors
Self-adhesive Shelf Paper
Permanent Felt Pen
Scratch Paper
Sewing Machine with Matching Thread
Measuring Tape
Foil
Sewing Pins
Low-Tack Masking Tape
Stiff Brush

Tips

Start flow of 3D Fashion Paint on paper towel to get a feel for paint flow; use an even pressure on the bottle for a smooth line.